Samuel Gale


Brief Life History of Samuel

When Samuel Gale was born in 1846, in Melksham, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Gale, was 24 and his mother, Eliza Gaisford, was 29. He married Susanah Salter Angell in 1873, in Melksham, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Swindon, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom for about 20 years.

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Samuel Gale
Susanah Salter Angell
Marriage: 1873
William James Augustus Gale
Eleanor Maria Gale

Sources (10)

  • Samuel Gale in household of Isaac Robins, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Samuel Gale, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Samuel Gale, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"

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  • Marriage
    1873Melksham, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (7)

    1854 · The Crimean War

    Age 8

    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

    Age 34

    School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.


    Age 38

    Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname from Anglo-Norman French gal, gale, galle ‘cock, cockerel’.

    English: habitational name from a minor place called with either Middle English gale, gagel (Old English gagel) ‘bog myrtle’, or with Middle English gale ‘fishery paying dues to the lord’ (Old English gafol ‘tax’?) such as Gale in Bickington (Devon) and The Gale, the name of a fishery in Ham and Stone (Gloucestershire).

    English: topographic name from Middle English gale, gail (Old Norse geil) ‘ravine, narrow lane’, or a habitational name from a place so named such as Gale in Littleborough, Rochdale (Lancashire), or possibly High Gale in Tatham or Tunstall (Lancashire). With the sense ‘narrow lane’ it is found in several street names in medieval York.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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